Composer and clarinetist Peter Josheff has been on the front lines of the northern California new music scene for more than thirty years. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Peter is a co-founder of Earplay and of Sonic Harvest. He is a member of the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, the Empyrean Ensemble (UC Davis), the Eco Ensemble (UC Berkeley), and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. He performs frequently with Opera Parallèle and West Edge Opera. He is an Instructor of Clarinet at UC Berkeley.

Peter's music has been performed by many ensembles and individual performers: the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, the Farallon Quintet, Earplay, Sonic Harvest, the Empyrean Ensemble, Brenda Tom Vahur (piano), Haruka Fujii (percussion), Dan Flanagan (violin), and Rufus Olivier (bassoon). Works composed during the pandemic include Dream Rose #1 (2021) for percussion ensemble; Same Old Sadness (2020) for violin; Home Brew (2020) for marimba; On the Way to the Day (2020) for cello; Dewy not, Dewy got (2020) for bassoon; and Rag Wrung Dry (2019) for spoken voice and piano, as well as a bunch of new songs.

In his spare time, Peter is an amateur guitarist/singer/songwriter.

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